By Brian Chen PC Advisor | on January 01, 2010
Price: £139 . (+ £4 delivery direct from Kodak)
To test the Kodak EasyShare 5300's copier, we copied a magazine cover. Gradients looked a little flushed, and small bands could be seen throughout the image. The test copy's colours also appeared slightly oversaturated. The EasyShare 5300's copier earned a Fair rating.
The Kodak EasyShare 5300's print speeds are slower than those of most inkjet printers weve tested. It took 43 seconds to print a 1-page Word document, 3 minutes and 44 seconds to print a 10-page Word document, 1 minute and 57 seconds to print a 22MB Photoshop image, and 2 minutes to print a four-page PDF.
As for the scanner, the Kodak EasyShare 5300 is very fast when performing 600dpi scans. It took only 13 seconds to scan an 8-by-10in photo. However, the EasyShare 5300 was very slow with 1,200dpi scans. As mentioned, imperfections in the scanner driver caused problems when scanning at 1,200dpi. Although we were able to scan a photo in colour, it took 5 minutes and 27 seconds for the scan to complete. We're confident that this is a software issue, which Kodak said would be fixed in the Kodak EasyShare 5300's next driver update.